CCPR/C/119/D/2425/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 11 July 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2425/2014*, **, ***, **** Communication submitted by: Siobhán Whelan (represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights) Alleged victim: The author State party: Ireland Date of communication: 9 April 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 16 June 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 March 2017 Subject matter: Access to termination of pregnancy Procedural issue: None Substantive issues: Denial of information; cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; rights to equality and nondiscrimination on the ground of sex; arbitrary interference in the right to privacy Articles of the Covenant: 2 (1), 3, 7, 17, 19 and 26 Article of the Optional Protocol: None 1.1 The author of the communication is Siobhán Whelan, a national of Ireland born in 1970. She asserts that the State party violated her rights under articles 2 (1), 3, 7, 17, 19 and 26 of the Covenant. She is represented by counsel. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Ireland on 8 March 1990. * Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamarian Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, and Margo Waterval. *** Individual opinions by Committee members Yadh Ben Achour, Sarah Cleveland (concurring), Olivier de Frouville (concurring) and Anja Seibert-Fohr (partly dissenting) are annexed to the present Views. **** The footnotes are reproduced in the language of submission only. GE.17-10463 (E) 270717 280717 

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